HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:33 am
Posts: 75
Location: Hungary/Budapest
Hey there!

I'm building up my first road bike onto a chinese carbon frameset (maybe the FM015, not sure, as i bought it from a local guy) I'd like to use the Cannondale KP017 expanding plug in the fork, but i'm not really sure if that would work with my fork. I know the expanding part would work, but i'd love the have the plug supporting my fork from the inside, as i don't want any spacer under or above the stem. Anyone using this plug on a fork that isn't Cannondale?

I'd also like to know the outer diameter of plug, the part which supports the fork from the inside.

My fork's inside diameter is 22mm.

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:30 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 7514
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
The Cannondale KP017 will fit & work fine, it's a really nice design (as long as you don't tighten it too hard and snap the aluminum bolt). The only small issue will be having a Cannondale logo/graphics on the top cap. If you don't mind that, it's a great product. I have used it on one of my bikes (a commuter).

Also consider:
Tune GumGum (my favorite, but some people haven't had luck with it). Will fit.
Extralite UltraStar (may or may not fit, you will need to check your steerer's inner diameter) - probably won't fit. Stated range is 23.3 - 25.2

_________________
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:33 am
Posts: 75
Location: Hungary/Budapest
Thank you so much for the help! I have to admit that i was a but hot headed, because i have already ordered the Cannondale KP017. I love how the KP017's top cap looks, and i don't mind the graphics. I'm a bit worried that my fork's inside diameter is 22mm, and if the KP017's outer diameter is 23.5mm or something like that, or more than 22mm than it wouldn't fit my fork.

Do you have, or do you run the KP017 on your bike? Can you measure that said part's outer diameter? Or anyone?

I found a couple webshops selling these KP017 plugs, and some of them have a number next to the part name, which is 23,5. I suppose this is the diameter i'm looking for. If i'm correct, this means that the KP017 plug wont fit inside my 22 mm steerer tube.

Anyone can confirm this?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Posts: 333
Location: Yorkshire - God's Own Country
On a related issue (sorry for thread hi-jack ;-) ) the KP017 available in the UK through Qwerty is the original heavy version whereas the US/Cannondale experts version is the later, lighter version. Anyone know if the US version is obtainable in the UK?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:33 am
Posts: 75
Location: Hungary/Budapest
I've talked to Qwerty last year (early december maybe) and they told me they will be stocking the newer version of the KP017 also. Drop them a mail, and ask em, if they have it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Posts: 333
Location: Yorkshire - God's Own Country
Will do, thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:26 am
Posts: 87
I use KP017 on two of my bikes. It is very light (17 gr I think) and dirt cheap. CannondaleExperts have them for $35, and you can buy them from eBay for ~$17.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:56 pm
Posts: 5
I'm in the UK and I ended up ordering 4 to save on postage, one is on my SuperSix so have 3 spare if anybody is interested?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:23 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Posts: 333
Location: Yorkshire - God's Own Country
Just a heads-up that Qwerty now stock the light-weight version of the KP017 in the UK at £16 c free postage :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 0302, 06SpiceRed, Bing [Bot], Djkinsella89, FourthWall, Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cannondale lefty road bike fork

in Road

adrianlmp1246

0

340

Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:25 pm

adrianlmp1246 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. chipped carbon steerer, new fork?

in Road

istigatrice

6

831

Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:00 am

istigatrice View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Svelte straight carbon fork for steel frame

in Road

HillRPete

12

513

Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:34 pm

HillRPete View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Supplier for carbon road fork with rear mount TRV TTV brakes

in Road

hanzypanzy

2

410

Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:32 pm

hanzypanzy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2011 Cannondale Supersix vs 2014 Cannondale Non Himod Evo

in Road

lovemydales

4

1420

Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:11 am

lovemydales View the latest post


It is currently Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:06 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB